Cavs advance to NBA Finals

May 27, 2015

Cavs advance to NBA Finals

LeBron James knew what he left behind when he bolted to Miami five years ago. He broke hearts at home, where generations of Cleveland fans only know championships through stories told by their fathers, yellowed newspaper clippings or grainy black-and-white film. James had to ...

LeBron records triple-double as Cavaliers top Hawks

May 25, 2015

LeBron records triple-double as Cavaliers top Hawks

LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand. He was exhausted and exhilarated — and one win from the NBA Finals. “I gave everything I have,” James said. James shook off an atrocious shooting start, withstood Atlanta’s gritty comeback ...

LeBron sparks Cavs to 2-0 lead

May 23, 2015

LeBron sparks Cavs to 2-0 lead

Forget the Big Three. One is enough for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as long as it’s the King. LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, beating the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 ...

Hot-shooting Smith lifts Cavs past Hawks

May 21, 2015

Hot-shooting Smith lifts Cavs past Hawks

J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol. Yep, Smith was that hot. While LeBron James ...

Replay sends Hawks into Eastern final

May 16, 2015

Replay sends Hawks into Eastern final

Atlanta advanced to the NBA Eastern Conference finals for the first time when an apparent tying basket at the buzzer was ruled out, giving the Hawks a 94-91 win at Washington on Friday and a 4-2 series victory. Washington’s Paul Pierce, who sank the ...

Horford puts Hawks on top

May 14, 2015

Horford puts Hawks on top

With their magical season on the brink, the Atlanta Hawks needed someone to come up big. Al Horford wasn’t supposed to be the guy. He would not be denied. The Hawks center swooped in to snatch an offensive rebound and dropped in a shot ...

Beal steps up to help Wizards beat Hawks

May 4, 2015

Beal steps up to help Wizards beat Hawks

After resting up for the past week, the Washington Wizards merely had to withstand Atlanta’s early pace. Once the Hawks ran out of gas, Bradley Beal and the Wizards took control. Just call them the road warriors. Beal shook off a sprained ankle to ...

Hawks finish off Nets

May 2, 2015

Hawks finish off Nets

Being tied after four games of the first round brought out the best in the Atlanta Hawks. And as they showed in delivering a devastating third-quarter knockout, their best was better than anyone else in the Eastern Conference this season. Paul Millsap had 25 ...

Nets even series with Hawks

Apr 28, 2015

Nets even series with Hawks

Deron Williams finally delivered the game that’s expected of him, and he wasn’t going to let the Nets lose it. And after he finished carrying them into a 2-2 tie with the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed, the guy who had been being beaten ...

Hawks equal franchise wins record

Apr 5, 2015

Hawks equal franchise wins record

The Hawks looked playoff-ready while building a big first-half lead over a Brooklyn team which had won six straight. Then Paul Millsap, Atlanta’s leading scorer and rebounder, left the court with a pained expression on his face as he held his right shoulder, tarnishing ...

Warriors blow away Hawks

Mar 19, 2015

Warriors blow away Hawks

The Golden State Warriors whipped perfect passes through the lane that led to pretty shots and plenty of high-flying dunks. Once unselfish Golden State got it going on both ends, the Hawks had a hard time keeping up in a matchup of the NBA’s ...